Dengue claims 2 more lives, 152 new patients

Two more dengue patients died, and 151 others were hospitalized in the 24 hours till Saturday morning.

The latest deaths take the total number of fatalities from the mosquito-borne disease this year to 91, according to the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Among the new patients, 108 were admitted to hospitals in Dhaka and the other cases were detected outside the capital.

A total 790 patients with dengue, including 639 at hospitals in Dhaka, were undergoing treatment in the country as of Saturday.

Since January, 23,509 patients have been hospitalized with dengue in the country. So far, 22,628 patients have been released from hospitals after recovery.

The most dengue cases detected in a single month this year was 7,481 in September. As many as 22 people died from the disease that month.

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